Hygienist Salary

Hygienists in the United States are largely women. The group as a whole has a nationwide average of $34.86 per hour for pay. Most Hygienists like their work and job satisfaction is high. Nearly one-fourth enjoy medical while the greater part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to roughly a seventh. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$40,796 - $77,566
$41K
$53K
$78K
MEDIAN: $52,903
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$24.68 - $46.48
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$46
MEDIAN: $34.86
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$40,796 - $77,566  
   
Bonus
$393.05 - $6,062  
Commission
$1,000  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$47,118 - $96,429  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 23
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$20$40$60
Hourly Rate
$24.68 - $46.48  
   
Overtime
$52.15  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$393.05 - $6,062  
   
Commission
$1,000  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$47,118 - $96,429  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 138

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Job Description for Hygienist

  • Teach patients how to practice good oral hygiene.
  • Remove soft and hard deposits from teeth.
  • Record the presence of diseases or abnormalities.
  • Examine patients teeth and gums.

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Pay by Experience Level for Hygienist

Pay by Experience for a Hygienist has a positive trend. An entry-level Hygienist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $64,000 based on 65 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Hygienist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $73,000 based on 44 salaries. An experienced Hygienist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $73,000 based on 45 salaries. A Hygienist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $74,000 based on 30 salaries.

Key Stats for Hygienist

Gender

Female
97 %
Male
3 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 15 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
19%
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Experience Affects Hygienist Salaries

Late-Career
▲5%

Experienced
▲2%

Mid-Career
▲2%

National Average
$71,000

Entry-Level
▼10%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 15 votes.

Gender

Female
97 %
Male
3 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 24%
dental benefits
Dental: 56%
vision benefits
Vision: 15%
no benefits
None: 38%
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